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Venus Williams adjusting to illness

Updated: August 23, 2012, 5:51 PM ET
By Kate Fagan

After her first-round win at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati last week, Venus Williams went back out that same night to hit more balls.

For most players, that would not be a big deal. But practicing extra is something Williams hasn't been able to do -- at least not nearly as often as she would like -- since announcing at last year's U.S. Open that she suffers from Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that produces joint stiffness and prolonged fatigue. ...

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